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Taxation, Economic Prosperity, and Distributive Justice

Taxation, Economic Prosperity, and Distributive Justice

by Ellen Frankel Paul
     
 

What constitutes a just tax system, and what are its moral foundations? Should a society's tax regime be designed to achieve a just distribution of wealth among its citizens, or should such a regime be designed to promote economic growth, rising standards of living, and increasing levels of employment? Are these two goals compatible or incompatible? Why should

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What constitutes a just tax system, and what are its moral foundations? Should a society's tax regime be designed to achieve a just distribution of wealth among its citizens, or should such a regime be designed to promote economic growth, rising standards of living, and increasing levels of employment? Are these two goals compatible or incompatible? Why should justice not require, or at least lead to, an increase in general prosperity? The essays in this volume examine the history of tax policies and the normative principles that have informed the selection of various types of taxes and tax regimes; economic data to discover which tax policies lead to economic growth; particular theories of justice or property rights regarding the design of tax systems; and other essays propose specific tax reforms. Still others challenge traditional theories of taxation, offering new ways of understanding the fiscal relationship between governments and their citizens.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521685993
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
08/28/2006
Series:
Social Philosophy and Policy Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
316
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.63(d)

Meet the Author

Ellen Frankel Paul is Deputy Director of the Social Philosophy and Policy Center and Professor of Political Science at Bowling Green State University.

Fred D. Miller, Jr. is Executive Director of the Social Philosophy and Policy Center and Professor of Philosophy at Bowling Green State University.

Jeffrey Paul is Associate Director of the Social Philosophy and Policy Center and Professor of Philosophy at Bowling Green State University.

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